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Melissa Paden

October 20, 1977 — July 3, 2023

Melissa Lorein Paden, a beloved resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2023. She came into this world on October 20, 1977, in San Diego, CA to her loving parents Homer Paden and Dorothy Martin. Melissa's memory will be forever cherished by her children, parents, siblings, and a large extended family.


Throughout her life, Melissa faced numerous health challenges with remarkable resilience and strength. Despite the hardships she endured, she left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of crossing paths with her. Her kindness knew no bounds, and her infectious spirit touched the lives of many.


A private service will be held to honor Melissa's life and bid farewell to this exceptional soul. In accordance with Melissa's wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to Skulls for Hope at These donations will support individuals struggling with mental health difficulties.


Melissa Lorein Paden will forever be remembered for her unwavering courage and unwavering love for those around her. Her absence will be deeply felt by all whose lives she touched. May her beautiful soul find eternal peace.

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